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Exam anxiety – Secrets You Wish You Knew One Year Ago

Many students in both primary and secondary school have recently sat the annual NAPLAN tests.  And whilst in theory, this testing process is of benefit academically, one wonders how the anxiety and stress associated with these tests, is impacting on students.  It seems that many parents are noticing that their children are showing overt signs [...]

By | 2017-05-10T07:41:33+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

FEAR OF FLYING

Recently I have had numerous enquiries by people who are afraid of flying, and are seeking help.  In light of recent events, it is understandable that a person’s fears about a plane crash or a plane disappearing are realistic.  It is estimated that around one in ten people suffers from a fear of flying, yet [...]

By | 2017-05-10T07:44:05+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

THE GREAT DEBATE

Whilst doing some research this weekend, I came across two interesting opinions on why the prevalence of ADD/ADHD is so high in some countries and not in others, and whether it is as a result of poor parenting and changes in our social demands or a reflection of society’s medicalization of a more social problem. [...]

By | 2013-05-20T11:14:27+00:00 May 20th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Your teen and the HSC

It is almost the end of April and for those senior students, the HSC year is well on its way. This means that the spectre of looming trials and final exams is drawing closer. With the arrival of the HSC and other exams your teen may experience varying levels of anxiety and stress, with the [...]

By | 2013-04-26T08:19:46+00:00 April 26th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

MINDFUL EATING – MINDFUL WEIGHTLOSS

I received a very interesting email from a potential client looking for help in losing weight.  In his email, he commented that he is extremely stressed, has a high power intense job, and is always travelling.  What struck me, was the fast pace of his life and how food and food intake was a reflection [...]

By | 2013-04-08T09:48:53+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

TEEN ANXIETY AND STRESS

Like adults, teens can get stressed out without knowing it’s happening. Teenagers too, experience stress every day; however they are not learning the skills to manage this stress so as to become well rounded and well adjusted adults.  One minute all is well, and then the next minute, the wheels of the bus fall off [...]

By | 2013-04-03T16:40:23+00:00 April 3rd, 2013|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bedwetting is more common than you think

Bedwetting is far more common than you think! Nearly 10% of children over 9 yrs and up to 2% of over-16s are still wetting the bed on a semi-regular basis Bedwetting, or to give it its clinical name, Nocturnal Enuresis, is the cause of untold misery to both child and parents. By the time parents [...]

By | 2013-03-19T09:59:34+00:00 March 19th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Connecting to our heart

I was thinking this past weekend about the importance of connection.  Connection to ourselves, our partner, our family and even our community.  It is an all too often complaint that we don’t have time, time to do just this simple act of connecting.  Not only are we too busy physically, but mentally too.  Our days [...]

By | 2013-02-18T11:51:04+00:00 February 18th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Back to school blues

Going back to school after a long, lazy summer can be traumatic for many children.  Anticipating a new school, a new teacher, or a different set of classmates can trigger anxiety, fear and even depression in children.  And some of this anxiety can be seen in physical symptoms such as stomach aches, headaches, problems with [...]

By | 2013-01-22T10:41:55+00:00 January 22nd, 2013|Blog|0 Comments